Elysium Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente, the director of the Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT. During his career, Dr. Guarente has conducted significant research on molecular and genetic causes of aging.
Basis is a daily supplement created by Elysium Health. The supplement works to increase the levels of the coenzyme NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is essential in many cellular processes like DNA protection and energy creation. As we age, our levels of NAD+ decline and those functions break down. So, by increasing NAD+ levels, Basis supports those cellular functions and our cellular health as a result.
A clinical trial was conducted in 2016 to prove the efficacy of Basis. 120 people were divided into three equal groups, with one taking the recommended dose, another taking double the recommended dose, and the third group taking a placebo. The group which took the recommended dose of Basis saw their NAD+ levels increase by an average of 40 percent over the course of several weeks. The results of the study were published in the online scientific journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.
Basis is available for purchase through the Elysium Health’s website. The supplement comes in jars, with each jar containing 60 capsules of Basis. The daily recommended dose of Basis is two capsules, so each jar has a 30-day supply of the supplement. A single jar costs $60. A monthly subscription to Basis costs $50 per month and a prepaid six-month subscription brings to cost to an even lower $45 per jar.
More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website.